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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: First Thanksgiving Day Parade in America

Historical marker notes that Philadelphia's parade began in 1920, several years before the one in New York City.

Address:
Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Just across the street from the Rocky statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You'll have to park someplace else.
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First Thanksgiving Day Parade in America

Right in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rocky Balboa statue there is a historical marker documenting the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in America, not the usual man-stood-here-and-he-was-important markers that are usually put up.

[ConorNNS, 04/18/2024]

Take that, New York City! The marker claims that one of Philadelphia's nicknames is "the City of Firsts."


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